Posted By Tina Dubin, Ph.D. on July 7, 2013 at 11:43am | Tina's Musings

 These are some of the challenges and patterns from therapy sessions that I find myself thinking about:  wondering what is helpful and wanting to know what others do.          

My Broken Ankle/Psychic Trauma

My bro ken ankle (2010) has healed according to X-rays.  But I still can’t walk like I used to.  It seems to me (not surprisingly) that this physical ordeal has a lot in common with psychic hurt, trauma, and loss.

It creates a significant change in your life, your outlook and you day to day situation.

–          You’re never quite the same

–          You eventually compensate and adjust

–          The compensation sometimes causes problems later

–          It heals slowly – “glacially” was the adverb I chose

–          It’s vulnerable to re-injury

–          It aches at times

–          It takes practice to stretch and to trust the parts that were injured – and yourself

–          You do practice – so you can go on


Enjoyed this post?

Enjoyed this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, Follow us on Twitter or simply recommend us to friends and colleagues!

Posted by Tina Dubin, Ph.D.

I received my doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1977. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin Counseling Center. Since then, I have been a research associate at the Institute of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Texas, a founding associate of Family Eldercare, and have been in private practice with my husband, Dr. William Dubin, at Psychological ARTS since 1980.

Leave a Reply